Released last April 18, 2007 on the Universe label is a 2 disc vinyl edition of the "Million Quartet" session.
Memphis, Tennessee: December 4, 1956. The very young Elvis was already an idol-girls screaming his name on every street corner. While back at Sun Studios, three friends get ready to play his backing band: Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. A long jam session begins with Elvis calling the shots with the authority and simplicity of a king-a king by the name of Elvis Presley. The four friends run through their impressive repertoire of gospel, country, rockabilly, doo-wop, blues, and R&B, in other words, the best of the American tradition. One can almost see them all hanging around the piano, sharing a microphone, smiling and just playing it loose and easy, tuning their instruments while deciding what the next song will be. These sessions, brought to you here for the first time in their entirety, represent one of the true historic moments in pop music. Over 78 minutes long, this extraordinary release is available on double picture disc, destined to be a true collectors item
Side A: 1. Instrumental 2. Love Me Tender - Instrumental 3. Jingle Bells - Instrumental 4. White Christmas - Instrumental 5. Reconsider Baby 6. Don't Be Cruel 7. Don't Be Cruel 8. Paralyzed 9. Don't Be Cruel 10. There's No Place Like Home
Side B: 1. When The Saints Go Marchin' In 2. Softly And Tenderly 3. When God Dips His Love In My Heart 4. Just A Little Talk With Jesus 5. Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley 6. I Shall Not Be Moved 7. Peace In The Valley
Side C: 1. Down By The Riverside 2. I'm With A Crowd But So Alone 3. Farther Along 4. Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) 5. On The Jericho Road 6. I Just Can't Make It By Myself 7. Little Cabin Home On The Hill 8. Summertime Is Past And Gone 9. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling 10. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong 11. Keeper Of The Key 12. Crazy Arms 13. Don't Forbid Me 14. Too Much Monkey Business 15. Brown Eyed Handsome Man16. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind 17. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 18. Don't Forbid Me
Side D: 1. You Belong To My Heart 2. Is It So Strange 3. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 4. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 5. Rip It Up 6. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye 7. Crazy Arms 8. That's My Desire 9. End Of The Road 10. Black Bottom Stomp 11. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven 12. Elvis Says Goodbye - spoken
Source: Email / Updated: May 15, 2007